The Healing Power of the Anointing of the Sick
In December, our prayer group celebrated its 30th anniversary. The priest anointed each person with the Holy Oil for the Anointing of the Sick. He placed the Sign of the Cross on each of our foreheads as well as our palms. As he put the Sign of the Cross on our foreheads, he said, “May God forgive you your sins.”
After the anointing finished, we gathered for a group photo. While we all tried to get into place for the photo, one very elderly gentleman stood next to me, pushing against me. I recognised him but did not know him personally. He had quite a strong odour. I tried to move slightly away from him, but he pushed even more against me as I did so.
That evening, as I was saying my prayers, two angels came to me and said, “Don’t be upset with the man today who was pushing against you. He felt there was something in you that could help him.”
The angels said, “We will show you. He never confessed for forty years. He was living in such terrible sin.”
I could see this man in a vision. He appeared as part animal and part human. His hind legs were human, whilst the front half of his body was that of a bull with horns. Around his neck was a very thick grey rope which was being pulled by two demons. They were laughing because they thought this man belonged to them.
I said to the angels, “Oh, this is so horrible!”
The angels said, “But wait a minute. This man lived like that for many, many years, and the demons were dragging him everywhere. Now we will show you, after he received the Anointing of the Sick today, all that instantly fell away from him.”
Again, I could see this same man in a vision, but now he looked completely like a normal human being. He was dressed in a suit and no longer looked like an animal. However, I could still see a long large bag hanging off his shoulder.
The angels said, “He still carries some guilt with him, but he is not in the presence of the demons. You have to tell people how powerful is the Oil for the Anointing of the Sick.”
The bag on his shoulder represents guilt, as he still carries some sin in him, and it is a burden, so he needs to go to Confession to remove the sin. Afterwards, he needs to continue to go to Confession regularly so that he won’t be tormented by the demons again.
People don’t delay your Confession, for our Lord is ever so merciful and loving. Once we go to Confession and are forgiven and continue to go to Confession regularly, the demons have no power over us.
Blessed Mother often said to me, “Go often to Confession so the devil will not torment you.”
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the healing graces received through this beautiful Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and for your Merciful Love in the Sacrament of Confession. Have mercy on us.